FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes. The Pocket BVM works with all standard connections including ET tubes , masks, O2 , PEEP etc.

The Pocket BVM is a stand alone adult BVM. You can also get a Pocket BVM with an airway or 02 tubing. The only other things you might consider adding are NPAs and OPAs

1. Only persons with adequate training should use the Pocket BVM.
2. Test each unit prior to use.
3. This product is intended for single use only. Do not attempt to clean, decontaminate or sterilize.
4. Do not use the resuscitator in a toxic or hazardous atmosphere, as silicone rubber is highly permeable to gasses.
5. Never store the resuscitator in a squeezed or compressed state, other than folded at the folding zones in the original packaging. Permanent deformation of the bag will occur, which may reduce the ventilation efficiency.
6. Avoid contamination with oil and grease. Such products may affect the integrity of the resuscitator materials.
7. Oil or grease should not be used in proximity to the resuscitator as fire may result.
8. There is danger from smoking or open flames in the presence of high oxygen concentrations.

Yes. Please note the following warnings:
1. Oil or grease should not be used in close proximity to oxygen equipment as fire may result.
2. Do not smoke or use open flames when oxygen is in use as fire may result.
3. Reduced or insufficient airflow may result in brain damage to the patient being ventilated.
4. Improper function could lead to inadequate ventilation, resulting in serious injury or death.
5. If efficient ventilation cannot be obtained with this device, the operator should immediately switch to mouth-to-mouth and/or mouth-to-nose resuscitation.
6. Use in contaminated environments can be hazardous unless entrainment of contaminants is prevented. Oxygen flow should not exceed 35 L/min.

Yes. Users should perform a functional test to ensure that the system is operating correctly. In order to perform the test, one must:
1. Check the resuscitator by squeezing it a few times to confirm that the Inlet Valve and Patient Valve are both functioning, i.e., that air is entering into the squeeze bag and exiting from the patient valve.
2. Check that the bag fills. This is confirmed by visible expansion and relaxation of the bag.
3. Using your thumb, block the Patient Port, squeeze the bag and hold for positive pressure, to verify that the system is leak free.
4. If there is an air leak from the patient valve, tighten the Expiratory connector and try again.
5. If any of the components (such as the valves) are not fully functional, do not use the device.